Alexander Urban

Principal Investigator

About Alex

Alex is an assistant professor in the department of chemical engineering at Columbia University. He is a computational materials chemist and is interested in materials for clean-energy applications, particularly in materials for batteries and fuel cells. Alex is a core member of the Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center and an affiliated member of the Columbia Data Science Institute.


Assistant Professor (since 2019), Columbia University, USA
Independent Research Fellow (2018), University of St Andrews, UK
Postdoc in Materials Science and Engineering (2015-2017), University of California, Berkeley, USA
Postdoc in Materials Science and Engineering (2012-2015), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
PhD in Chemistry (2012), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany


Energy Storage and Conversion
Batteries and Fuel Cells
Electronic Structure of Materials
Materials Genomics
Machine Learning